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Georgia Lass (#47334087)
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Pat Pearson Greager
RE: Elsie Pearson
thank you for your note. Yes Elsie was my grandmother on my dad's side. I have pictures of her grave now,& My Uncle & Aunt stone also.
It is a small cemetery. I visited last summer with Elsie's only surviving child Alice.
thank you so much. Pat

Added by Pat Pearson Greager on Mar 17, 2015 9:48 PM

RE: Mildred Tiver
<>-- ha! Gotcha beat by about 8 years :) -- it's been about 24 years for me. I do like to use more than one piece of evidence when a conflict comes up but if there is only one source then I go with the stronger authority-- in this case the SSDI. Over the years I've found few if any errors in the SSDI but have found a few with cemetery inscriptions.

Senior Level Archaeologist (1979) & Historian (1986)

Added by Camille on Mar 09, 2015 2:18 AM

RE: Mildred Tiver
OK. :) I am not sure if she has living direct descendants-- I think a son died in a fire.

Thanks for all that you do!

I usually like to have at least 2 pieces of evidence when challenging cemetery stone info. The SSDI (Social Security Death Index) is usually quite reliable though. What are your feelings on this?

Thanks again!

Added by Camille on Mar 08, 2015 6:39 PM

RE: Milderd Tiver

This is my Aunt Millie.Milly. I got her b.d. from the SSDI.


Name: Mildred Tiver
SSN: 157-01-0090
Last Residence:
08097 Woodbury Heights, Gloucester, New Jersey, USA
BORN: 23 May 1900
Died: Dec 1966
State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951)

Added by Camille on Mar 08, 2015 5:48 PM

Judi Schoonover
RE: Hurff
Sorry, I can't give you a definitive answer on the birth date. I may have gotten it from Family I will keep looking to see where I got it. Thanks, Judi

Added by Judi Schoonover on Mar 08, 2015 3:55 PM

Judi Schoonover
RE: Hurff
Hi Georgia, Refresh my memory of who the birth date change was on. I know it is in the Hurff line but I have been working on a lot of them. Sorry, Judi Schoonover

Added by Judi Schoonover on Mar 08, 2015 3:44 PM

Stephen Decker
RE: The Brick's
Thank you for the information, I will follow this from now on.

Added by Stephen Decker on Feb 25, 2015 9:35 AM

Barbara Goss
Purple Heart Question
I did a purple heart grave yesterday. Is there a special place for these on this site?

Added by Barbara Goss on Oct 25, 2014 9:19 AM

Barbara Goss
RE: Keeping track
OK thanks, I feel better now. All the people whose stones I photoed are in the system but without pictures. And some of the birth dates are missing so they probably did use obits or something. So I won't own the memorial but I'm helping by adding a photo. I feel useful again. Thanks for all your knowledgeable help!

Added by Barbara Goss on Jul 26, 2014 5:09 PM

Barbara Goss
RE: Keeping track
I must be doing something wrong. I did a search for Gilhooley in New York, Erie County and there were none... so I put him in and then click on the cemetery I'm doing on the left... find more Gilhooley's..... and there he was already! I think I wasted my time today. Someone has done that cemetery already. I dont' know why they don't come up when I search though. I'll leave it to the experts... however most are listed but with no pictures. How does that happen?

Added by Barbara Goss on Jul 26, 2014 4:56 PM

Barbara Goss
RE: Keeping track
Ugh... I just finished putting a whole family in and noticed on the side is said Find all (that name) in that cemetery... someone already did them. Yet, when I did a cemetery search nothing came up. Do I have to search for each name to see if someone already did it?

Added by Barbara Goss on Jul 26, 2014 3:59 PM

Barbara Goss
RE: Keeping track
That sounds like how I thought it was done. So as long as I include the cemetery in the info, it will categorize itself?

Added by Barbara Goss on Jul 26, 2014 2:49 PM

Barbara Goss
RE: One other thing...
Thanks. It's a lot more work than I had thought. Which is why I wanted to thank everyone who does this. I'm trying to log them all into Excel now.

Added by Barbara Goss on Jul 26, 2014 2:39 PM

Barbara Goss
RE: Keeping track
John H. Balsley (May 29, 1823–March 12, 1895) was a master carpenter and inventor, inventing a practical folding wooden stepladder and receiving the first U.S. patent issued for a safety stepladder.

He was born in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania to George H. and Sarah (Shallenberger) Balsley. His father was also a carpenter.

An odd coincidence is that in the borough of Connellsville in 1825, a new bourough office was created: Keeper of Ladders. The title of Ladder Keeper does not appear after 1831 (although there is a gap in records from 1835-1856). William Balsley, an uncle, was on the town council at the time the office was created. Although none of his family seems to have held this new office, one can only speculate whether it somehow stimulated an interest in ladders on the part of young John. John H. Balsley migrated to Dayton, Ohio before 1850.

Although stepladders had been in use for many years before 1862, his primary contribution to safety was the replacement of round rungs by flat steps. He became a wealthy businessman because of his inventions. Balsley's home in the Oregon Historic District, built about 1877, still stands at 419 East Sixth Street, a reminder of his success. He was also a Trustee of the City of Dayton Water Works for a year from April 1870, his only known public service.

John H. Balsley and Sophia C. Balsley (January 1827–27 September 1905), his wife, are interred in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.

John Balsley migrated from Pennsylvania to Dayton, Ohio in 1844. He is the inventor of the step and other kinds o


John was the son of George Balsley and Sarah Shallenberger. George is one of the 3 sons of Samuel Balsley. I derive from William H but there is also George H and John Judge. I've been researching this family for 25 years. :)

Added by Barbara Goss on Jul 26, 2014 2:35 PM

Barbara Goss
Oh My G0SH
I'm searching for a place on here where I can thank all the hundreds of people who photograph tombstones... I started today. I got 55 pictures and I'm pooped! I'm also confused. How the heck do you keep track of who you've done already. The cemetery is right at the end of my street... it's huge... and there are people buried all over the place. Not in neat rows or anything.

Thank you to all who do this! If someone can shoot me a few pointers I might try this again. :)

Added by Barbara Goss on Jul 26, 2014 2:23 PM

Barbara Goss
PS your bio has given me the bug. I live right near a cemetery... I may take my camera up there later today. What fun!

Added by Barbara Goss on Jul 26, 2014 9:00 AM

Barbara Goss
Horace Clyde
I can understand your proudness. I am not so closely related. My line is:

William H Balsley
David Balsley--- Josiah's brother. Even though my relationship is more distant I am still proud. Did you know one of the Balsley's invented the safety step ladder?

Do you know who Sara Robb's parents are? I guessed... but not certain. Jacob and Elizabeth and James Robb her brother. I wish I had proof.I would also be proud to be related to James Robb's brother, McCray Robb. A policeman who lost his life in the line of duty. They are naming a bridge or something after him in Connellsville.

Added by Barbara Goss on Jul 26, 2014 8:58 AM

Brian J. Ensley
RE: Killian's
That's great! One more piece of the puzzle now in place.

Added by Brian J. Ensley on May 14, 2014 4:07 PM

Brian J. Ensley
RE: The Killian's
You're very welcome- it was an honor to be of help.
As for the coupe on the other side of the stone, I don't know if they are related, but I do know that Juliet's maiden name was Voeghtly.

Added by Brian J. Ensley on May 14, 2014 1:45 PM

RE: Marie and James
Hi again Georgia,

Thank you ***SO MUCH*** for the beautiful photo of my Aunt Marie's grave-- it looks just lovely. As I mentioned she was a very nice lady & was one of my favorites. As you probably know if you do genealogy, women are sometimes nearly invisible in the records-- in the shadow of their husbands, so to speak. It's very nice & appropriate for her to have a page & beautiful photo of her own. They never had children, so it remains for us-- esp. those that were fond of her-- to respect & remember.

So, I hope the Easter Bunny brings you lots of chocolate!

Thanks again, I appreciate it very much!!!!

Camille J. in MD :)

Added by Camille on Apr 20, 2014 12:02 AM

RE: Marie....
Thank you SO MUCH!!!! I am so happy to have my Aunt remembered. :) :) :)

Thank you again!!!!

Camille in MD :)

Added by Camille on Apr 19, 2014 11:49 AM

RE: Marie....
Thank you SO MUCH!!!! I am so happy to have my Aunt remembered. :) :) :)

Thank you again!!!!

Camille in MD :)

Added by Camille on Apr 19, 2014 11:48 AM

RE: James Juliana
Hi Georgia,

Thank you so much!!! I wonder if I could ask you an additional favor if you're still there. My Aunt Marie has a page now but no photo of her grave plaque. It's right next to my Uncle's stone & military plaque. His name is Joseph Richard Juliana b. 22 July 1908. He has a page on Find A Grave. My Aunt Marie was one of my favorites so I'd love her to have a picture of her plaque.

Thank you so much!

Camille J. in MD

Added by Camille on Apr 19, 2014 8:46 AM

RE: James Juliana

Thank you so much-- & thank you so much for all your work. It helps folks like me who are far away &, in my case, disabled, but very interested in seeing that people are remembered.

Camille in Maryland

Added by Camille on Apr 18, 2014 5:47 PM

Would you add a family link for Regina Toomey?
Would you consider adding a family link to one of the sites you uploaded? You have Memorial# 79158058, Regina A. Toomey, married to and buried with Harold L. Toomey, at Mt. Carmel cemetery in Burlington County, New Jersey. This woman was my aunt "Jean." I've just added her parents (my grandparents), Maurice A. Dugan, Sr., and his wife Mary E. McLaughlin Dugan, to They are memorial numbers 122274688 and 122275127, respectively, in the same cemetery, but a different headstone. Also buried at that headstone are two of her brothers and a sister-in-law. Thanks.
-Jim Dugan

Added by JimmyDNOLA on Dec 27, 2013 2:44 PM


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